In a world almost jaded by innovation, it is difficult to convey the awe, the shuddering excitement, the sense of possibility — and the victory for God-on-our-side capitalism, too —provoked by the first moon landing, 50 years ago today. It was, even on flickering, black-and-white televisions, simply jaw-dropping.
Sat, 20 Jul, 2019
Cliff Richard and X Factor judge Louis Walsh have offered support to the brother of singer Dana Rosemary Scallon as he threatens legal action against police and the media for their handling of sex abuse allegations.
Mon, 24 Jul, 2017
Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley may only be a hop, skip and a jump away from hanging up his dancing shoes forever, but his name will be remembered on Broadway for a long time to come after a US street was temporarily renamed in his honour this week.
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
Mon, 26 Oct, 2015
An overjoyed watched the referendum results from an Irish bar in Vienna with his husband, Frank and 50 other Eurovision fans. Twenty six years previous, when studying to be a priest, he had tried to kill himself as he didn’t want to be gay anymore.
Mon, 25 May, 2015